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Food Waste Management Workshop Aug. 21–22

Registration is still open for the Food Waste Management Workshop sponsored by the Maine Compost Team and the University of Maine, Aug. 21–22 in Orono.

The two-day event will feature information on UMaine’s new food material in-vessel compost system and how schools, corporations, entertainment and food industries can turn waste into a renewable product.

The faculty of the internationally recognized Maine Compost School will conduct hands-on activities to reinforce discussions on a variety of topics, including components and methods of food waste management, compost recipe development, compost troubleshooting and opportunities for anaerobic digestion.

The workshop costs $200 to attend both days. All instructional materials, refreshments, lunches and assorted publications will be provided. A complete event schedule is online (

The Maine Compost Team is also offering an all-day tour of two compost facilities and an anaerobic digester Aug. 23. The tour fee is $50 and includes educational instruction at each stop, motor coach transportation from Orono and lunch.

Preregistration is required for both events. To register online or download a registration form, visit

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Mark Hutchinson, 207.832.0343;

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